Covering the Nakedness for a Man: Answers

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have multiple inquiries on the topic of nakedness[awrah] in terms of clothes. 1) For most pants with zippers, such as jeans and khaki pants, a space between the zipper and the button exists where one could prospectively see what is below. Does this mean the awrah is uncovered? […]

Is the area under the chin from the nakedness of a woman?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Until recently I was under the impression that the area bellow the Chin of a woman is not awrah. Occasionally I have seen some ladies covering that part of their face and thought they are most probably being cautious. But I heard it from a “major female scholar” that […]

Is It Permissible to Walk Around Topless in Front of Unmarriageable Kin?

Question: I am a married woman living with my in-laws i.e. father-in-law, mother in-law and my husband’s sister. My husband says I can merely cover between my navel and knees in front of them because they are unmarriageable to me and there is no sign of lust or fitna. My husband also says that they […]

Women’s Attire in Private and Around Unmarriageable Relatives

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How should women dress while in private and around unmarriageable relatives (mahrams). Is it permissible for her to wear half sleeves and uncover her hair, while wearing the traditional Pakistani shalwar kameez? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, There is a […]

Remaining Naked When Alone

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling on not having one’s nakedness (awra) covered in front of animals, such as a pet bird or cat? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh In general, it is either recommended or necessary (wajib) to cover one’s nakedness […]

Getting a Massage from Member of Opposite Gender

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: What does Islam say about getting massage? I am a guy, will it be sinful to get massage from a lady?   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. It is permissible to get a massage, but sinful […]

Going to the Salon for Hair Removal

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Assalaamu alaykum, Is it permissible for a pregnant woman to go to a salon for removal of pubic hair? As pregnancy progresses, it is difficult for a woman to manage removing pubic hair herself. Answer: Assalaamua alaikum warahmatu Allahi wabarakatuh, It is not permissible for a pregnant or non-pregnant […]

If I Find a Hole in My Clothes That Exposes My ‘Awra (Nakedness) After Completing Prayer, Would I Have to Repeat the Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Omar Qureshi Question: Assalamu Alaikum, I have a question concerning the clothing during prayer according to the Shafi’i School. If I find a hole in my sock, or perhaps anywhere on my garment, after completing salah, do I have to repeat that prayer? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaikum. InshaAllah all is well. Case of […]